Assistant Professor, Strategic Leadership Studies; Advisor to the Nonprofit and Community Leadership Concentration

Year Started at JMU: 2012

sloanmf@jmu.edu

Contact Info

Education
  • Ph.D.
Professional Interests
  • Nonprofit Organizations/Nonprofit Management
  • Philanthropy and Gift Policy
  • Public Policy and Administration
  • Community Development
  • Program Performance and Evaluation
  • Leadership Theory
  • Governance and Accountability
Current Courses Taught
  • LEAD 760
  • LEAD 761
  • LEAD 762
  • LEAD 763
  • LEAD 764
  • LEAD 700
  • LEAD 800
Positions Held
  • Assistant Professor of Strategic Leadership Studies from January 2012 – present, James Madison University
  • Assistant Professor of Government from Fall 2009 – December 2011
  • Morehead State University, School of Public Affairs, College of Business and Public Affairs
Awards and Recognitions
  • Emerging Scholar Award in 2009 - Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action
  • Dissertation Fellowship Award Finalist in 2008 - Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action
  • Institute for Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations Fellowship  2005-2007 University of Kentucky
Key Publications

“The Interaction of Financial Efficiency and Executive Compensation on Nonprofit Membership Organization Donations” (with Wenli Yan).  American Review of Public Administration. Forthcoming 2015.

“What Happens on a Rainy Day?  How Nonprofit Human Service Leaders Create, Utilize, and Maintain Operating Reserves” (with Cleoptra Grizzle and Mirae Kim), Journal of Nonprofit Education & Leadership.  Forthcoming (3), 2015.

 “Impact of Federal Funding on Nonprofit Program Spending.” (with Cleopatra Grizzle) Public Budgeting and Finance.  Summer 2014.  43-62. 

 “A Look at the Factors that Influence the Size of Nonprofit Operating Reserves: Can NPOs Afford Not to Have an Operating Reserve?” (with Cleopatra Grizzle and Mirae Kim), Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting, & Financial Management.  Forthcoming 2015.

 "The Substance of Things Hoped For:  Do State Faith-Based and Community Partnership Offices and Liaisons Help Grassroots Organizations Get Federal Funding?"  Nonprofit Policy Forum.  Available online 2013.  Forthcoming in print 2014.

 “Effectual Processes in Non-profit Start-ups: Another Way to Understand Decision Making” (with Wie Yusuf),  The American Review of Public Administration.  0275074013509685..Online available 2013.  Forthcoming in print 2014.

  “The Center for Rural Development:  Innovation in Appalachia.” in Innovative Nonprofits:  Nonprofits that Make a Difference.  Ram Cnaan and Diane Vinokur, editors.  Forthcoming 2014.

 “The Effects of Nonprofit Accountability Ratings on Donor Behavior.” Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly.  Vol. 38: 2 (2009)  DOI: 10.1177/0899764008316470.

Other Publications
  • February 2014

    Dr. Margaret F. Sloan (Assistant Professor, Strategic Leadership Studies) wrote “The Substance of Things Hoped For: Federal Funding of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives,” which was published in Nonprofit Policy ForumSloan also wrote, with Wie Yusaf, “Effectual Processes in Non-profit Start-ups: Another Way to Understand Decision Making,” which was published in The American Review of Public Administration.

  • June 2014

    Dr. Margaret F. Sloan (Assistant Professor, Strategic Leadership Studies) and Dr. Cleopatra Grizzle of Rutgers University-Newark published and article, “Assessing the Impact of Federal Funding on Faith-Based and Community Organization Program Spending,” which was published in the summer 2014 issue of Public Budgeting & Finance.

  • October 2014

    Dr. Margaret F. Sloan (Assistant Professor, Strategic Leadership Studies) published an article with Wenli Yan titled “The Impact of Employee Compensation and Financial Performance on Nonprofit Organization Donations” in the American Review of Public Administration.

  • August 2015

    Dr. Margaret F. Sloan (Associate Professor, Strategic Leadership Studies) published the article, “What happens on a rainy day? How nonprofit human service leaders create, maintain, and utilize operating reserves,” in the Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership, 5(3), 190-202.  Her co-authors are from Rutgers University-Newark and University of Missouri-Columbia.

  • October 2015

    Dr. Karen A. Ford (Director and Professor, Strategic Leadership Studies), Dr. Margaret F. Sloan (Associate Professor, Strategic Leadership Studies) and Dr. Daisha M. Merritt (Alumna, Strategic Leadership Studies) published “Shifts in practice based on rapid re-housing for rural homelessness: An exploratory study of micropolitan homeless service provision” in Contemporary Rural Social Work.

Presentations
  • April 2013

    Dr. Margaret F. Sloan (Assistant Professor, Strategic Leadership Studies) and Wenli Yan of Virginia Commonwealth University presented the findings of their research study, “The Impact of Employee Compensation and Financial Efficiency on Membership Organization Donations,” at the Western Social Sciences Association Annual Conference in Denver in April. Their participation in the conference was supported by a $2,441 grant from the ASAE Foundation.

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